[Fixed] Raise Wrist To Wake On Galaxy Watch 4 5 6 Not Working

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Are you tired of your Samsung Galaxy Watch screen not waking up when you raise your wrist? If your Galaxy Watch 4, 5, or 6 is also not showing time when you are turning your wrist, then you are not alone. Many people were also having this issue, including me. But then I found some easy fixes that you can try if the Raise wrist to wake feature is not working on your Samsung Watch. So without further ado, let’s get to it.

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Quick Takeaway
If the wake gesture is not working on your Samsung Galaxy Watch then you can try these troubleshooting methods to fix the Raise Wrist to Wake feature: Try disabling Raise Wrist to Wake and then enabling it again. Deactivate Bedtime, Power saving, and Theater mode. Make sure that the watch is not loose. Update the watch software. If all the above methods do not work then try to reset the watch.

What Is Raise To Wake Feature On Galaxy Watch?

Raise to wake or Screen wake is a great feature that is now offered on most smartwatches including the Galaxy Watch 4, 5, and 6. This feature allows you to tell the time or see the watch face whenever you turn your wrist towards your face to see the screen of your smartwatch. Many users also use this feature as a power-efficient alternative to the battery-consuming AOD ( always-on-display) feature.

How To Fix Raise Wrist To Wake On Galaxy Watch Not Working?

There can be multiple reasons for the Raise wrist to wake feature not working on your Galaxy Watch. So I am sharing all the fixes that you can perform on your Samsung Galaxy Watch until the raise-to-wake feature starts working again. You can follow these steps to fix the raise-to-wake issue on any Galaxy Watch you are having, be it Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 5, or Galaxy Watch 6.

1. Ensure Raise Wrist To Wake Is Enabled

So the first thing that you need to do is to check whether the Raise to Wake feature is enabled on your Galaxy Watch or not.

To do this, open the watch Settings and go to Display. Scroll down to find the Raise Wrist to Wake toggle. If the toggle is off then turn it on, but if the toggle is already turned on then turn it off and then enable it again.

How to Enable Raise To Wake On Galaxy Watch 4,5,6

You can also perform this same function from your smartphone as well, using the Galaxy Wearable app. Just open the Galaxy Wearable app and navigate using the same steps to activate Raise to Wake.

2. Make Sure To Disable These Modes

After ensuring the Raise Wrist to Wake is enabled on your Samsung Galaxy Watch, you have to make sure that some features are turned off. These include the Bedtime mode, the Power saving mode, and the Theater mode. To disable these modes, open Quick settings, and ensure their icons are not highlighted indicating they are turned off.

How To Disable Bedtime, Theater, Power saving Mode

You need to disable these features to use the raise-to-wake feature. It’s because these 3 modes can overwrite the screen wake feature on Galaxy watches and disable it while they are enabled, so make sure to turn them off.

3. Ensure A Snug Fit

Try to adjust your Galaxy Watch band or strap to make sure that the watch sits snugly on your wrist. If the watch sits too loose on your wrist then it may not register the Raise wrist to wake gesture. So, ensure that the watch has a snug fit on your wrist.

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4. Make Sure The Watch Is Updated

You should also make sure that your Samsung Watch is running on the latest software. To ensure this, go to Software Update on your Galaxy Watch settings and tap on Download and Install. If there is any pending update then it will start to get downloaded on your watch.

How To Fix Raise To Wake On Samsung Galaxy Watch 4,5,6

The update may fix bugs in the software that may interfere with the proper functioning of your watch.

5. Reset The Watch

If all the methods mentioned above fail to solve your issue then the only thing left to do is to reset your Galaxy Watch. To reset your watch, go to settings, scroll down to the bottom, and open About watch. Scroll down tap on Reset, and again tap on Reset to confirm. After resetting the watch, it will revert to factory settings. Hopefully, that will take care of the problem.

Reset Your Galaxy Watch

If the issue persists even after a factory reset, then don’t shy away from contacting Samsung support. You can also take your Samsung Watch to the nearest Samsung service center.

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Final Verdict

Raise Wrist to Wake is a great feature that turns on your watch screen whenever you turn your wrist. However, there are times when this feature can stop working on your Galaxy Watch which can be annoying. So, I’ve mentioned above all the troubleshooting methods that you can try to fix this problem. If the issue is not fixed by above mentioned methods then you should contact Samsung support.


Why Is My Galaxy Watch Raise To Wake Not Working?

Ensure that Raise Wrist to wake is enabled on your Galaxy Watch, then make sure to disable Bedtime, Power Saving, and Theater Mode.

What Is Wake Up Gesture On Samsung Galaxy Watch?

Wake up gesture or Raise wrist to wake is a feature that turns on your watch screen every time you turn your wrist to look at it.

How Do I Turn On Raise Wrist To Wake On My Samsung Watch?

Go to Settings, tap on Display and scroll down to find Raise wrist to wake. Tap on the toggle button to turn it on.

Tom Nielson

Tom's love for watches started when his grandfather gifted him his Rolex watch when he turned 18! Being a teenager it was a big deal for him. Later when he got his first job he bought Fossil Palm Pilot back in 2003 which was a smartwatch. Since then smartwatches have come a long way and so is Tom's love for them. His experience with watches inspired him to start Wearholic and share his knowledge of wearables including watches, smartwatches, smart glasses, & smart clothing.

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